Category Archives: People

Clarance Hotel Lille + Lavender’s Blue

Unique Boutique Ok, it’s a feeble excuse. But since Lavender’s Blue have once again been asked to sit on the Nominations Committee of the World Boutique Hotel Awards, we simply had to hop on Eurostar Business Premier to five star … Continue reading

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The Summer House Hampshire + Capability Brown

Weekending One man’s folly is another man’s fort. It’s something of a Tardis, a Marino Casino for the South Downs. The Summer House is really a compact three storey villa disguised as a gothic folly. A delightful conceit. The garden … Continue reading

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The Church of Our Lady Warnford + The Neale Monument

Family Occasion In deepest darkest Hampshire lies a hidden Saxon Norman church. Far from the maddening crowd, it nestles on a private estate. The local village was relocated long ago. Pheasants replaced the peasants. A charming – and just a … Continue reading

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The Franklin Hotel Knightsbridge + Anouska Hempel

Franklin Minted To be frank, it wasn’t the hardest decision in the world to while away a wintry Saturday afternoon, yes, the perfected world of a Saturday afternoon, wistfully tucked up in a swanky five star Knightsbridge hotel. Add Anouska … Continue reading

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St Thomas’ Church + Duddell’s Restaurant London

Saints and Dinners There are certain certainties. There are certain things we are certain about. There are certain uncertainties. That is to say, there are things that we are certain we are uncertain about. But there are also uncertain uncertainties. … Continue reading

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Medici Restaurant Frankfurt + Christos Simiakos + Stamatios Simiakos

The Italian Jobs Popes, bankers, patrons of art – and – of late, chefs and restaurateurs. The name Medici has been synonymous with high achievers for at least 600 years. Two brothers have brought a little piece of Florence to … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + The Irish Times + The Gloss

Russian Unorthodox Lavender’s Blue. A Vision | A Residence | A Blog. Our Gesamtkunstwerk. A decade of collecting and arranging. Irish country house attic style. So where better to celebrate in print than The Irish Times? Better again, The Gloss … Continue reading

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Nuala Restaurant + Bar Old Street London

Celtic Revivification Shillelaghs at hand for the wee dander to Old Street for school night shenanigans. Dry January doesn’t apply to Irish launches. “It’s Ginuary,” muses amusing muse Annabel P. Time for a cèilidh. Nuala is Niall Davidson’s microcosm of Irish … Continue reading

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Argentine Open Polo Championship Palermo + La Dolfina

Campeonato Argentino Albierto de Polo 2017 The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (Argentine Open Polo Championship) is to polo what the World Series is to baseball. Quite simply it’s the single most important international polo event on the planet. Cue … Continue reading

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i Latina Restaurant Buenos Aires + Lavender’s Blue

Aga Something to Say | Been Latin | Columbian Marching Orders | Cuban Resolution | Caribbean Crews | Chefs Specials | You Can Get the Staff These Days “Take lots of photos! We love a photo shoot!” Tasting menus and … Continue reading

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